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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES DeRozan made a pair of free throws to tie it at 114 with 37 seconds left in regulation, and Toronto got the ball back when Lowry stripped Matthew Dellavedova. Lowry’s 3-point attempt with the shot clock winding down missed the rim, giving the Bucks 3.2 seconds to try and win it. With DeRozan defending him, Malcolm Brogdon couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer sounded, sending it to overtime.TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee assigned F Jabari Parker to their G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd. Parker, who also practiced with the Herd last month, has not played this season as he recovers from left knee surgery. … Brogdon had 15 points.Raptors: DeRozan scored the first nine points of the game and had 21 in the first, the most by a Raptors player in a single quarter this season. … Lowry holds the Raptors record for points in a quarter, scoring 22 in the fourth during a win at Atlanta on Dec. 2, 2015. … Toronto has won nine straight against Eastern Conference opponents.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Bucks: Host Indiana on Wednesday. It’s the first of four meetings this season between the Central Division rivals.Raptors: Visit the Bulls on Wednesday. Toronto has lost six straight in Chicago, last winning there on Dec. 31, 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson (31) as Bucks guard Tony Snell, left, looks on during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored a franchise-record 52 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-127 in overtime on Monday night, matching the team record with their 12th consecutive home victory.DeRozan is the third player in Raptors history to score 50 or more in a single game. The others are Vince Carter and Terrence Ross, who each had 51.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kyle Lowry had 26 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 for the Raptors, who also won 12 straight at Air Canada Centre between Jan. 18 and March 6, 2016. Toronto is an NBA-best 14-1 at home.DeRozan made 17 of 29 field-goal attempts and shot 13 for 13 at the free-throw line. His five 3-pointers were one shy of his career high.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkEric Bledsoe scored 29 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 for the Bucks, who had won their previous two. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points in the entertaining rematch between first-round playoff opponents from last season, a series Toronto won in six.Fred VanVleet gave Toronto the lead for good with a 3-pointer at 3:51 of overtime, and DeRozan followed with a jump shot, making it 121-117 Raptors. Top-seeded Thiem wins opener in Qatar Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl — a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing players who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans — Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.“I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to cancel. “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.“Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday .The WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent title, something James called “laughable.” Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington. Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent. Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.“I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. “So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called “fantastic citizens in their own community.”“It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.“What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. “When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. “And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to protest racism and more specifically the killing of black men by police.Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia The Jakarta card scheduled on January 19 will mark the first event of ONE Championship in 2019 and both fighters are expected to open the new year with a bang.The 22-year-old Pacio has been better than ever since his loss to Suzuki, having won his last four fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSuzuki, 32, has been on a resurgence as well after absorbing his first defeat at the hands of Alex Silva. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next F2 blanks Cocolife to advance to PSL All-Filipino semis Photo from ONEFilipino Joshua Pacio is set to defend his ONE strawweight title for the first time in a rematch against Hayato Suzuki of Japan in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory next month at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.Pacio (13-2)  hopes to get back at Suzuki (20-1-2), who submitted the Team Lakay ace in the opening round of their first encounter back in August of last year.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The citizens of Guyana should be deeply troubled by a tribute to convicted terrorist Abdul Kadir, otherwise known as “Aubrey Michael Seaforth”, passed unanimously by all 33 APNU/AFC Members of Parliament on April 26, 2019. Members of the opposition party were not present in the Assembly on that day.Regardless of one’s ethnic or religious affiliation, Guyanese must demand that members of the esteemed legislative body rescind the motion honouring Kadir. They should do so because it is the morally right thing to do.Failure to do so sends an extremely dangerous message to criminals and violent Islamist extremists in Guyana and the Caribbean that their evil actions can be erased by having friends in positions of power.When the heavily scripted Honourable Valarie Patterson-Yearwood stood up in the National Assembly of Guyana and called on her APNU/AFC colleagues to honour the memory of Kadir, she deliberately expunged dark details of his life, and in doing so, made a mockery of the country’s Parliament.Patterson-Yearwood and the Honourable Audwin Rutherford, who seconded the motion, painted the picture of a “friend” and a “colleague” who was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to dozens of grandchildren. Patterson-Yearwood, apparently awed by Kadir’s ability to spawn his seed so profusely, admiringly referred to him as a “fruitful man”.And so gushing was her praise of Kadir that Patterson-Yearwood made him ten years younger by getting the year of his birth wrong. Perhaps that sort of mistake can be excused these days on the grounds that this particular group of parliamentarians has recently experienced a heap of trouble in properly adding and dividing numbers.Patterson-Yearwood got the correct day, time and year of Kadir’s death, down to the specific location of his final resting place, and yet she conveniently omitted the fact that Kadir was a convicted terrorist who died in a US penitentiary in Pennsylvania, USA, as inmate number 64656-053.Kadir was found guilty by a court in the Eastern District of New York on terrorism charges in 2010 and was sentenced to life in prison. His conviction and the seriousness of it ought to have overshadowed everything that preceded it but that’s not how Patterson-Yearwood reads history.It is true that during his custody and trial by jury, Kadir had consistently pleaded innocent. Why else would there have been a trial?He claimed repeatedly that his association with his co-conspirators had nothing to do with attacking John F Kennedy Airport, but rather he was hoping to obtain financial assistance to help build a mosque in Linden, establish trade contacts and rehabilitate the men’s understanding of Islam.However, Zainab Ahmad, assistant US attorney, disputed Kadir’s version of events. She asked jurors to consider “what kind of person comes face to face with committed terror, and says, ‘you know, I wasn’t into that idea about blowing up JFK Airport, but he seemed like a great guy to get into import/export business with.’ The very idea is laughable because it is patently false”.During the six-week-long trial, US attorneys introduced a mountain of evidence that ultimately convinced members of the jury that Kadir had “a terrible criminal plan to teach America a lesson. A plan to destroy the economy of New York and a plan to take innocent lives”.It is alarming, therefore, that Patterson-Yearwood would ignore all of this and boldly proclaim to Members of Parliament that “the people of Linden and Guyana have lost a great man, a stalwart, a bold and courageous man”.Kadir had converted to Islam in the mid-1970s, but eventually, he rejected the Islam practised by the vast majority of Guyanese Muslims and became a devoted follower of Ayatollah Khomeini and a believer in the Shiite Iranian worldwide revolution.“It is his belief that Shiite Muslims around the world should rise up and throw off the yoke of their Western oppressors,” said Ahmad in her summation to the jury.Kadir was so devoted to Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolutionary ideals, evidence from his trial shows, that “he has been providing intelligence to the Iranian Government for years”.To APNU/AFC Members of Parliament who applauded the motion believed that Kadir was a technically competent engineer who travelled extensively, was into martial arts, enjoyed swimming and cycling and was fluent in multiple languages.But the jurors who found him guilty heard evidence that it was Kadir’s competence as an engineer, his leadership skills, his authority and influence among a tiny cabal of fellow religious extremists in Guyana and the Caribbean, including the notorious Yasin Abu Bakr in Trinidad and Tobago, plus his contacts in Iran’s revolutionary leadership, that drew his co-conspirators to him in the first place.The court heard evidence – testimony, documents and photos – that proved Kadir had agreed to present the terror plot to the revolutionary leadership in Iran and that he was about to get on a plane to do just that when he was taken into custody.What Rutherford said about Kadir is true. He was generous in his financial support for youth sports clubs in Linden. But at the same time, Kadir allowed a bank account associated with his Guyana Islamic Information Centre to be used to launder the funds for the terror attacks in New York.What is absolutely shocking about this ill-conceived motion is that on August 30, 2017, the Finance Ministry, under the stewardship of Winston Jordan and Jaipal Sharma, froze the financial assets of Abdul Kadir under Guyana’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act.What is even more bizarre is that both Jordan and Sharma were present in the Assembly on April 26 when the motion honouring the very person whose assets they froze less than two years ago was passed.Sincerely,Nazim BakshGuyanese bornjournalist in Canadalast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I write in response to an article in Guyana Times of January 8, 2020, captioned “Govt Commissioner’s walk-out breaks up GECOM meeting”.The first point I wish to make is that Commissioner Charles Corbin had previously left the meeting having indicated at the inception, his desire to do so at a particular time.My second point is I did not walk out from the meeting but prior to leaving, I explained to the Chairperson why I was doing so. Guyana Times would have been better placed to report on this matter if its reporter had sought an explanation from me about the reason/s that led to my departure from the session. For the benefit of readers, I use this opportunity to explain my actions.I spent the entire night of Monday, January 6, and the early hours of Tuesday, the 7th, sitting in a chair while I tried to control my blood pressure, which was fluctuating between high and low. Eventually, at about 05:30 am on Tuesday morning, I began to bleed through my nose and sought medical treatment at the GPHC. Thankfully, as a result of the care and attention of the medical staff at the Accident and Emergency Section of the GPHC led by Doctors Morris and Tait, I was declared, sometime after noon, well enough to be sent home. My heartfelt thanks to Doctors Morris and Tait and the other caregivers for seeing me through that difficult period.On arriving home and in spite of the entreaties of members of my family who advised me against attending GECOM’s meeting, which was scheduled for 1 pm that day, I felt that because GECOM’s timelines could be affected by my non-attendance, it was incumbent on me to attend, which I did. I take my responsibilities as a GECOM Commissioner seriously and will not, like some of my colleagues, who walked out of approximately 14 meetings in 2019, walk away from a GECOM meeting. I am on record at GECOM saying that only serious illness or death will keep me from attending a meeting when I am required to do so. Notwithstanding the seriousness of the episode I encountered, I still felt that it was absolutely necessary for me to attend the meeting.While I felt it was important to be at the meeting, I was not prepared to be part of what I considered to be the ridiculous behaviour of Commissioner Robeson Benn, who constantly throws tantrums, is disrespectful even to the Chairperson and indulges in regular bouts of threatening and intimidatory behaviour to the Secretariat staff attending meetings of the Commission. It is that atmosphere which prompted my departure from the meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.With regards,Desmond TrotmanGECOM Commissionerlast_img read more

first_imgAccompanying the post was a photo of the team training the day after the debacle which left Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane clinging to the Champions League as their only lifeline in a sinking season.Real lost 2-1 at home and were eliminated on away goals in the cup quarter-finals by a club nicknamed the “pepineros” (or cucumber growers) and only in their second season in La Liga.“This is a disaster for me,” Zidane said on Wednesday night after the loss to Leganes.A Real Madrid side filled with back-up players was, the sports daily Marca wrote, “disorganised, lacking tenacity, without leadership in the middle and with a depressed (Karim) Benzema at the front of an army without ammunition.”Real, who started the game with a 1-0 lead from the away leg, let slip the second potential trophy of the season after effectively bidding adios to the league, where they trail Barcelona by 19 points.“This is a serious setback for Zidane, because it highlights the squad’s malaise and collective discouragement,” wrote the editor of the newspaper AS.– Mental problem –“I do not think it’s a physical problem, the mind is much more powerful and, in the general analysis, you can put the mental first when presenting the problem to the doctor,” said captain Sergio Ramos after the Leganes debacle.Just as it seemed Real Madrid had turned the corner with two consecutive victories, they gave a display which ended with the home fans whistling their players off the pitch.“This debacle, which shows up the way the squad and Zidane approached a competition that had become a priority, was a tragedy that leaves Madrid in an agonising, almost anguished, situation. The whole season hangs on the Champions League,” Marca said.“These are tough times when you have to be together so you do not throw away the rest of the season. We must work and focus on the only card we have left: the Champions League,” said Ramos.Leganes sit 13th in La Liga. On the face of it, Real, who are fourth, face a far tougher challenge on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Valencia, who are five points ahead in third. Valencia have only lost once at home in the league this season, to Villarreal, and gained a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in August. If Real fail to win, Villarreal who host Real Sociedad later in the day could leapfrog a place in the table, pushing Real out of the Champions League qualifying places.Yet for Real and their coach the Champions League last-16 encounter with Paris Saint-Germain on February 14 and March 6 is now make or break.“Of course that’s clear”, answered Zidane when asked on Wednesday whether he thought his job was in danger, despite a recent contract extension to 2020, if his side failed in Europe.The French coach took responsibility for the debacle and refused to blame his players.“Rebirth from disaster is part of their religion,” Rafa Cabeleira wrote in the newspaper El País.Real will need to start that rebirth against PSG in just 20 days.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid lost 2-1 at home and were eliminated on away goals in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals by a club nicknamed the “pepineros” © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Jan 25 – Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted his encouragement for his club and their fans on Thursday, hours after Real Madrid suffered a humiliating elimination by lowly Leganes in the Copa del Rey.“Courage team. Courage Madrid fans. We still have many battles to win,” wrote Ronaldo in his official Twitter account.last_img read more

first_img Because of its compatibility, O negative blood is often given in emergencies when there is insufficient time to determine the patient’s blood type. Antelope Valley Hospital officials noted that January was designated by the American Association of Blood Banks and the Red Cross as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, in hopes of encouraging more people to donate blood. A healthy blood donor may donate as often as every 56 days, Antelope Valley Hospital officials said. The average adult’s circulatory system contains about 10 to 12 pints of blood, but only one pint is taken during a donation. The process takes about an hour. Potential donors must be at least 18 years old, or 17 with the written permission of a parent or guardian, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit, as long as the donor is healthy and meets other requirements. Donors at the hospital blood center get a free cholesterol test with each donation. The hospital’s blood donor center is at the hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, next to the laboratory in the Outpatient Services lobby. The center accepts donations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about the center, call (661) 949-5622. The American Red Cross’ Antelope Valley Chapter also hosts blood drives at churches, schools and other locations around the valley. The Red Cross blood mobile schedule for the remainder of January includes: Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Monday, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Tuesday, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Air Force Research Laboratory, 9 Antares Road, Edwards Air Force Base. (Open only to people with access to the base.) Jan. 30, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Jan. 31, 1-7 p.m., Red Cross office, 2715 E. Ave. P, Palmdale. Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rosamond High School, 2925 Rosamond Blvd., Rosamond. For information on Red Cross blood drives, call the Palmdale office at (661) 267-0650. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Blood donor center officials are hunting for donors, with O negative and B negative blood in especially short supply. Southern California has less than a one-day supply of those types, and about a one-day supply of O positive, the most common blood type, the American Red Cross said. “We are struggling so hard to get people in,” said Ellen Gaines, coordinator of the blood donor center at Antelope Valley Hospital. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is always a challenge, but January is among the toughest times to get donors, officials say. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card It is peak flu season, winter weather can deter donors from coming out, and school breaks mean fewer donations from high school and college students, who donate about 20 percent of Southern California’s blood. Antelope Valley Hospital’s Blood Donor Center opened in 1984 to serve the valley’s rapidly growing population. All the blood collected there stays in the Antelope Valley. The Red Cross says the shortage of O negative and B negative blood extends nationwide, meaning less blood is available for shipment to Southern California. The need is compounded by the fact that blood and blood products are perishable, and expire 42 days after donation, officials said. O negative is the “universal” blood type. It can be transfused into any patient regardless of his or her own blood type. Other blood types can only be transfused into patients with compatible blood types. last_img read more

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Now that I have your attention, we will begin…..Alcohol is part of our society.80% of people over 18 in Ireland drink alcohol. 81% of males drink and 79% of females drink.90% of 18 – 29 year old males and 89% of 18 – 29 year old females, drink.In 2011, beer represented 48% of the alcohol consumed in Ireland, wine 26%, spirits 19% and cider 7%.So, it is safe to say that we are a nation who likes a drink. One of the most common questions that I get asked when I am having a consultation with someone, be it for weight loss or muscle gain, is ‘Can I still drink alcohol?’My answer is as it always is with questions like this, yes…but the yes comes with a big but, or should that be butt?What many people fail to take into consideration are the effects that alcohol will have on their goals.If your goal is weight loss and you feel that you are ‘being good’ and ‘eating healthy’ during the week, the question is, can a weekend’s drinking mess it up on you?As Sheldon Cooper would say, ‘Let’s do the math’ Beer came out on top as the drink of choice, so we will start the night with that.A 330ml bottle of beer has 142 calories, if you drink pints that number increases to 244 calories.So, if we take that the start of the night for most will be around 5-6 bottles or pints before hitting the night club, you will have already hit 852 calories for the bottle drinkers and 1464 calories for the drinker of pints.Now the fun begins. You hit the nightclub and it’s party time.You move onto spirits.Vodka has 95 calories per half and just like Pringles, you can’t only have one, so let’s average it out to 4. Of course, because we’re watching our weight, we will mix it with diet coke.4 x vodkas + diet coke = 384 caloriesFor our bottle drinkers, the grand total for a night is 1236 calories.For our pint drinkers, the grand total for one night is 1848 calories.This isn’t even allowing for Redbull, shots, full sugar mixers or a trip to the takeaway at the end of the night.(By the way, if you mixed the vodkas with Redbull, the total would be 608 calories instead of 384 calories.)Add in a takeaway at the end that would add on around 838 calories.This is one night, one night with a possible higher end total of between 2298 and 2910 calories.Then you wake up the next day and start back into your diet again and all is right with the world………..or you wake up with a hangover and have to have something, to take the taste of alcohol and that kebab you think you ate, out of your mouth.Breakfast might be a fry-up that can have anything between 700 – 1200 calories depending on how bad that kebab tasted.What you also need to know is that a lot of the calories in alcohol are ‘empty calories’ they are virtually useless to the body, so when you drink alcohol fat burning stops until the alcohol calories are burned off first, so everything that you ate that day could be stored as fat.As I have said before, weight loss comes down to calories in versus calories out.If you are in a moderate calorie deficit all week, a weekend of drinking can easily mess up your goals and leave you wondering where it all went wrong.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: ALCOHOL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:alcoholemmet rushefitnesslast_img read more

first_img Print Friendly Version Seniors Kayla Armstrong, Gabby Charles, Brooke Dennis, Alex Freeman and Sarah Grace Nicholson were recognized for their outstanding careers.”Saturday night was a nice event to celebrate the success we had this season and to thank our seniors for their years of service to our program,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “Our banquet was a snapshot of what our program represents while being an enjoyable evening with our extended Drake women’s soccer family. There were a lot of laughs, numerous accomplishments to recognize, a fantastic speech from an impressive alumna and a group of young women that care a lot about Drake women’s soccer and each other.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team held its annual awards and senior banquet this past Saturday, Dec. 10 to celebrate the 2016 season and its senior class. Team AwardsOffensive MVP- Kayla ArmstrongDefensive MVP- Sarah Grace NicholsonNewcomer of the Year- Cassie RohanMost Improved Player- Rachel WanningerAmber Clapp Award- Sarah Grace Nicholson (pictured with Clapp below) Drake finished the season with a 12-4-3 overall record after being eliminated by Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament. The 12 wins are the most for the program since the 2012 season. The Bulldogs set a program-record with 11 shutouts on the year.last_img read more

first_imgThe ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ group has renewed its appeal to Sinn Fein to support a boycott of water charges in the wake of the huge turn-out on Saturday’s protest march in Dublin.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigThe call also comes in the wake of Sinn Fein’s by-election defeat to an anti-charges candidate in Dublin South West.Councillor Micheál Cholm Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said Saturday’s massive demonstration of 80,000 people has confirmed that a huge wave of opposition has been building against water charges. “We have seen it locally in the response to meetings and protests. Despondency and resignation have given way to anger and an urge to resist. The clear mood from every activity is that people are ready to heed the call not to pay. The momentum in support of a boycott of water charges is proving to be unstoppable.”“I believe that we can defeat water charges through building a strong campaign which gives people the confidence to join the boycott in the knowledge that they will be among tens of thousands in Donegal and hundreds of thousands nationally who are standing together. As a public representative I see it as my responsibility to stand with the people on this. That is why I will not pay the charges and why I am supporting the call for a boycott.”He said he has been very disappointed with Sinn Fein’s position on this issue.“I believe their voters are also disappointed by their refusal to support the boycott and it has been acknowledged that the mixed messages they gave have cost them dearly in Dublin South West, where a candidate very vocally supporting a water charges boycott was elected instead.” “I am calling on Sinn Fein to re-assess their position. I welcome their commitment to abolish water charges if part of the next government, but we need a strategy which takes account of the possibility that they may not be part of that government. That strategy is a high level of non-payment through an effective boycott. Unfortunately the reality is that our ability to build a successful boycott campaign is hampered when leading Sinn Fein public representatives, including Pearce Doherty, announce their intention to pay.”He added that Can’t Pay Won’t Pay would like to see Sinn Fein join them in our call for a boycott, so that we can build the maximum unity of those who are opposed to these unfair and inequitable charges. ‘CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY’ RENEWS APPEAL FOR SINN FEIN TO BOYCOTT WATER CHARGES was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more